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How Cincom Smalltalk™ Helps Recover Lost Code

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In this week's Cincom Smalltalk Tutorial: Code Recovery, you will learn how to use the change list tool to recover code that you thought you had lost.

What does Cincom Smalltalk do for code recovery?

What happens to your Cincom Smalltalk code when you are writing and the power goes out and your computer goes down?  What about if you quit your image without saving? Or doing development work, interfacing to a language like C, and a crash causes you to lose your work?  

A quick Google search shows that recovering lost code isn’t something that happens only to Cincom Smalltalk developers, but to a lot of people using many different applications and development platforms.

So how can you easily recover this code? In this week’s Cincom Smalltalk Common Tools Tutorial: Code Recovery, you will learn how to use the change list tool to recover code that you thought you had lost.

Watch it here:

Other Common Tools Tutorials

If you enjoyed this tutorial, you may be interested in these, as well:

  • System Browser—An overview of the browser, introducing the various panes, what they are showing, and how the tool is used
  • Core Browser Usage—A simple walk-through of using the browser to create something simple, such as a “hello world” application
  • Inspector Tool—An overview of the inspector tool, used to look over objects that you have created
  • Debugger—An overview of the debugger, introducing the various panes, what they are showing, and how the tool is used
  • Debugger Usage—A simple walkthrough of using the debugger to debug a simple, but broken, bit of code
  • Version Control—How to create a source code repository and get started using it. With an overview of what databases you can use for the repository itself
  • Process Monitor—How to tell what’s going on in your Smalltalk image, and deal with processes that you would like to kill